• Six kilometres of wastewater pipes renewed in Town of Victoria Park
  • $6 million investment will extend the life of the pipes by at least 50 years

A project to renew six kilometres of wastewater pipes in the Town of Victoria Park was completed this month by the State Government.

Water Minister Mia Davies said the $6 million project, which finished two months ahead of schedule, formed part of an ongoing Water Corporation program to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the State.

"Wastewater pipes in Victoria Park and East Victoria Park have been refurbished, extending the life of this vital infrastructure by at least 50 years," Ms Davies said.

The Water Corporation used trenchless technology to reline existing wastewater pipes where possible.  This technology avoids the need for extensive excavation to access the pipes, which keeps disruption to the community and road users to a minimum.

The Minister said the Water Corporation worked closely with residents throughout the duration of the project to reduce the inconvenience to the local community.

"I thank the residents in the Town of Victoria Park for their patience and co-operation while this important work was carried out," she said.

To date, the Water Corporation's wastewater main refurbishment program has successfully refurbished about 110 kilometres of wastewater pipeline across Western Australia since 2006.  This work helps prevent pipeline corrosion and reduce the likelihood of blockages.

For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au

Fact File

  • The Water Corporation manages more than 16,000 kilometres of wastewater mains across WA - with more than 12,000 kilometres in the Perth metropolitan area
  • Every year, the Water Corporation collects, treats and safely disposes of about 167.5 billion litres of wastewater
  • Wastewater is 99.97 per cent water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines

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